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       Title:  Cheese Pasta Roll with Tomato Sauce
  Categories: Pastas, Cheeses, Masterchefs, Frisco, Tfr
       Yield: 8 servings
  
 --------------------------------TOMATO SAUCE--------------------------------
       1 lb Tomatoes                                 Bouquet garni **
       2 tb Butter                                   Salt (to taste)
       2 ea Shallots, peeled, minced                 Pepper (to taste)
 
 ---------------------------------PASTA ROLL---------------------------------
       2 tb Butter                            1/2 ts Pepper, black
     1/2 c  Ham, smoked, diced                  2 ea Pasta, spinach, sheets
       4 ea Scallions, minced                        -- ( 12 x 4 inches ea. )
       8 oz Cheese, cream, softened           1/2 lb Prosciutto, sliced
     1/4 c  Cheese, Parmesan, grated                 -- 1/4-inch thick
     1/2 c  Cheese, Ricotta                     1 ga Stock, chicken
       2 lg Eggs                                     Chives, chopped
  
        ** Bouquet garni is a cheesecloth bag (or some other porous
   material) in which you've put some rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, and
   crushed peppercorns.  There is no rule for how much of each you'd use.
   
   Tomato Sauce:
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        To prepare the tomatoes, drop them briefly into boiling water,
   then remove and plunge them into cold water and peel.
   
        Remove the seeds and chop the tomatoes.
   
        Melt butter in a saute pan and add minced shallots.  Saute,
   covered, for 5 minutes over low heat.  Add tomatoes and bouquet garni.
   Season to taste.  Cook covered over medium heat for 30 minutes.
   
        Remove shallots and bouquet garni, then puree.  Reserve sauce.
   
   Pasta Roll:
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        In a saute pan, melt the butter and add the diced ham and
   scallions.  Cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes until scallions
   are soft.
   
        Beat the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Ricotta cheese, and
   pepper together until smooth.
   
        Add the sauteed ham and scallions to the cheese mixture; then add
   eggs, and mix well.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 - 3 hours.
   
        Spread half of the filling on one of the pasta sheets - leaving a
   half-inch border around the edges.  Brush the border with a little
   melted butter.
   
        Place a layer of sliced Prosciutto to cover the filling mixture
   then beginning at one of the short ends of the pasta, roll it up.  Do
   not roll too loosely or the poaching liquid may seep into the
   cheese/meat mixture.
   
        Wrap roll in a double thickness of cheesecloth and tie each end
   securely with string.
   
        Repeat for second pasta sheet.
   
        Fill a large saute pan with chicken stock.  Bring the stock to a
   boil and add pasta rolls.  Reduce the heat to simmer and cook gently,
   turning occasionally, for 25 minutes.
   
        Drain and cool before removing string and cheesecloth.  Cut each
   roll in half-inch thick slices.  Pour some of the tomato sauce into a
   pool on the bottom of individual serving plates and arrange the slices
   on the plates.
   
        Garnish with chopped chives.  Serve warm or at room temperature.
 
      Source: Great Chefs of San Francisco, Avon Books, 1984
      Chef:   Werner Albrecht, The French Room -
      :       Four Season’s Clift Hotel, San Francisco, CA
  
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